Since May of 2010, the amazing Diabetes Sisters group founded by Brandy Barnes has held an annual Weekend for Women conference, that I understand is a life-changing experience. Sadly for me, I’ve been invited to speak twice, but have not been able to attend because May is such a big month for my family. But fortunately, we have kindred spirit Sysy Morales, who blogs at The Girls Guide to Diabetes, joining us today to shed…Read more »
Happy Valentine’s Day! There is nothing quite like the support of a partner in dealing with diabetes, and we’re even more in awe when we see partners “getting their hands dirty” with work in diabetes advocacy. Such is the case with Chris Barnes, husband to Brandy Barnes, the founder of the DiabetesSisters.org community. Brandy has hosted several national conferences for women with diabetes (we attended their Spring conference last year), and Chris has been a…Read more »
Ladies: ever wish you could find the perfect group of girlfriends who “get you” and your diabetes too? Well, now you can!
In another amazing feat from the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) in terms of inventing new ways for social media to impact PWDs’ lives, Brandy Barnes, founder of the DiabetesSisters online community, has just unveiled a cool new matchmaking platform with many of the attributes of online dating sites! Except this one is also…
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a really special type of diabetes event, just for the gals! The DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, hosted almost 100 women from 20 states, who convened for two intense days of learning, bonding, and lots of fun. I had never been to a women-only conference before, so it was something new from many angles: a unique opportunity to spend time discussing the…Read more »